Ducks and Longhorns set to tangle in Valero Alamo Bowl
The No. 10 Oregon Ducks (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) take on the Texas Longhorns (8-4, 7-2 Big 12) in the 21st annual Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
A host of UO events are planned for the entire weekend before the game.
Kickoff: 3:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30.
Radio: KUGN. Satellite radio: SiriusXM Channel 84.
Stadium: Alamodome, capacity 65,000.
The series: Texas is 4-1 all time vs. Oregon. The Ducks won the last match-up 35-30 in the 2000 Holiday Bowl.
Hashtags: #UOAlamo, #Alamobowl.
Texas has played in 51 bowls, the second most bowl appearances in NCAA history (Alabama is first, with 60 appearances), with a 27-22-2 record. Oregon has played in 26 bowls, with a record of 11-15. This is the ninth straight bowl appearance for Oregon and 21st in 25 seasons.
Number of Texans on Oregon's roster: Seven, including Josh Huff and Bralon Addison.
Number of Oregonians on Texas' roster: 0.
Oregon has six players in the NFL Hall of Fame: Dan Fouts, Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans, Mel Renfro, Norm Van Brocklin, Dave Wilcox and Gary Zimmerman. Texas has two players — Earl Campbell and Bobby Layne — plus coach Tom Landry and executive Tex Schramm.
Texas has 35 former players in the NFL. Oregon has 27.
Texas is the home team for the Alamo Bowl and will wear dark jerseys. As the visiting team, Oregon will wear light jerseys and will unveil the latest iteration of their uniforms — Nike's Pro Combat "Mach" Speed" uniform.
The bowl sponsor is Valero Energy Corp., an oil and gas company based in San Antonio. The company's namesake is the original name of The Alamo — MIssion San Antonio de Valero.